Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by hornfaninbama, Dec 12, 2013.
Recaps for week 1.
UCF stuns #5 Alabama in Tuacaloosa 38-24
The knights came in with one thing in mind: beating Alabama at home. They were able to achieve that goal due to a very balanced running attack that was brought over from new head coach Austin Ninety. UCF was able to open up the game with a solid drive and an unexpected passing play on 2nd and short in which Jaques Mackeroy was able to sneak by the corner and beat his man into the endzone. The UCF defense held firm in the entire fist half, and the offense was able to move the ball against the stingy crimson tide defense to bring the score to 17-3 at half. In the second half, there was a complete change of momentum. The Alabama offensive line decided that they were no longer going to be pushed around and they cleared monster holes for RB TJ Yeldon, who chimed in with well over 100 yards. Alabama was able to hold the UCF offense and they tied the game up at 17 apiece. Then UCF had an unlikely 4th quarter hero in sophomore backup B Back Dontravious Wilson, who came in for a tired Blake Davis. Wilson gashed the Bama D up the middle for 53 yds on 8 Attempts and scored the go-ahead td. On the next drive, SS DJ killings was able to jump a pass for an interception and run the ball to the Alabama 5. The next play resulted in another td up the middle and one more interception sealed the win for the UCF knights, giving them one of the biggest wins in school history.
POG: SS DJ Killings. 6 tackles, 2 TFL and the game-breaking interception and run-back.
#7 UCLA Upset by ULL
Lafayette, LA- This Saturday marked the first time a top 10 opponent traveled to Lafayette to face the Ragin Cajuns. It also marked the first top 10 team that ULL has defeated. The Cajuns won on the back of a very strong ground game and a excellent defensive performance.
Eddie Harris' college career got off to a bad start, but he rebounded by using his legs, and was able to help ULL to victory. Harris was 8/11 for 65 yards 1 TD and 3 interceptions. But he added 23 carries for 97 yards on the ground to help pace the offense. The running game totaled 402 yards on the ground and were led by Effrem Reed's 186 yards on 22 carries and 2 TD's. The offense was able to salt the game away late during the 4th quarter.
With about 6:00, remaining the Cajuns forced a punt by the UCLA offense, the Bruins figured to get the ball back, but ULL ran 18 plays, took 5:30 off the clock and following a TD kicked off with under 1:00 left on the clock. It was a methodical, punishing drive that left the UCLA defense gassed and begging for mercy.
The defense got off to a rough start. After forcing a punt on UCLA's first drive they allowed 21 straight points to let UCLA take a 21-7 lead. They did get their legs back and forced stops to finish the half and allowed the offense to take over and grab a 28-24 lead at halftime.
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